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chaos

chaos  

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‘First of all Chaos came into being’, says Hesiod; it did not exist from everlasting. What it was like he does not say; the name means ‘gaping void’.
creation

creation  

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The bringing into existence of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God. Creationism is the term given to the belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts ...
Maximos the Confessor

Maximos the Confessor  

Theologian and saint; baptismal name Moschion; born 580. According to the 10th-C. enkomion by a Stoudite monk, Michael Exaboulites (W. Lackner, AB 85 [1967] 312), Maximos was born in Constantinople ...
Oikoumene

Oikoumene  

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(οἰκουμένη, lit. “the inhabited [earth]”), an ancient concept that had various meanings in Byz. The word oikoumene was used, as in antiquity, to designate the earth as a whole: thus ...
personification

personification  

Representation of a human figure with attributes to suggest an abstraction, such as Hope with Anchor. Cesare Ripa's Iconologia (1593) was an important source-book for personification.Lampugnani (ed.) ...

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